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Engaged - Peterson and Bangsund

Chelsea Lynn Peterson and Andrew Lee Bangsund, both of Alexandria, announce their engagement.

Chelsea is the daughter of Allan and Naomi Peterson of Alexandria. She is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson High School. She currently works as a nanny in Alexandria.

Andrew is the son of Rick and Lisa Bangsund of Starbuck. He is a 2008 graduate of Minnewaska Area High School and a 2010 graduate of Willmar Ridgewater College for Welding. He currently works for Pro-Tainer in Alexandria.

A January 11, 2014 wedding is planned at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria, with a reception to follow.

Jessica Sly

Jessica Sly has been working as a content writer at the Echo Press since May 2012, contributing, proofreading and editing content for both the Echo and Osakis Review. A Wadena native, she graduated from Verndale High School in 2009 and worked that summer at the Wadena Pioneer Journal as an intern reporter. She attended Northwestern College in St. Paul (now the University of Northwestern - St. Paul), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in Bible. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano (and learning the violin), reading, writing novels, going to the movies, and exploring Alexandria.

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